Peter J. Lassen
The tall, slender man with the ice-blue eyes had grown up in a conservative, patriarchal family, which stood for traditional values such as God, King and Fatherland. Despite this background, he had a creative, playful approach to life and, once you got to know him, this apparently taciturn man was a warm, informal character and not without a certain sense of humour.
Even though his furniture company, Montana was hugely successful, he was also a very modest man. He was the sixth child in a family of eight children and grew up in the countryside outside Hillerød. His childhood home was filled with art. Peter J. Lassen was given the middle name Joakim after his maternal grandfather, the artist Joakim Skovgaard, who sketched his grandson in 1932.